HATRED, RIDICULE OR CONTEMPT A Book of Libel Cases

Author: Dean (Joseph)
Year: 1953
Publisher: Constable
Edition Details: 1st Edn.
Book Condition: Vg+/Vg
Price: 12.00
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Hardback. Featuring a variety of English libel cases, chosen from the many thousands which have been fought since Fox's Libel Act of 1792 decided that the value of a man's reputation was to be judged by a jury of his fellow. Politicians, authors, actresses, artists, spiritualists and many others are shown under the microscope of cross-examination. Many strange and some ambiguous libels are related. Each chapter weaves a different pattern from the mingling strands of human nature, law and curious circumstance. In a short, clear introduction, the law of libel itself (including the Defamation Act) is summarised, but it is left to the reader, as he comes to each case, to try for himself the balance of the scales of justice. The strange, contentious, forlorn or cynical personalities presented here include : Noel Pemberton Billing, M.P., Lord Alfred Douglas, Captain Peter Wright, Maurice Utrillo, Artemus Jones, Rasputin, Horatio Bottomley, William Cooper Hobbs, Aleister Crowley and Harold Laski. With Bibliog. and Index. 221pp. 8vo. h/back. With the usual browned pp. o/w Vg+ in Vg. dw. which has sunned sp.

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